International travel is back and that heralds some exciting new additions to the College’s Beacon Explorers (outdoor education and international) programs for students.
This year senior Beaconhills students have the opportunity to return to East Timor – pictured – where the College has a long-standing ties. Students travel by 4WD from Dili into the country’s mountainous interior and remote villages, hiking to the summit of Mr Ramelau, Timor’s highest mountain.
Year 10s this year also can choose from fascinating programs to New Zealand, which is aligned closely with the Senior School Geography curriculum, and a Tasmanian program in the central highlands and west coast focusing on the ancient cultures of Iutruwita (Aboriginal name for Tasmania).
Beacon Explorers programs are thoroughly integrated into the College curriculum and extend from the Early Years throughout every year level. Programs build from Gembrook in the younger years, to Canberra, the Strzelecki Ranges, a nine-day Great South West Walk near Portland and a leadership camp. Beacon Explorers encourages positive change in students through challenge, adventure and service.